Studio 5 will shift the focus away from students doing the majority of their learning in a “Homeroom”.
Students will be in groups of approximately 10 with one “Adviser” at the beginning and end of each day, which looks like this:
During each school day, students will either work in a variety of different groupings across the whole grade level, or work independently.
- “Advisory Groups” are small, intimate and focused groups that encourage reflection, planning, decision-making and action.
- Students will have access to different teachers at different times, based on their needs and the types of learning taking place.
- The varied expertise, talent and personalities of teachers will be shared across the whole grade level, not confined to one homeroom.
- Releasing students from the homeroom structure provides them with more opportunities to interact with students across the grade level. This increases and enriches student friendships and their ability to collaborate.
At times, two “Advisory Groups” will be combined to create one class:
This is so that:
- specialist Subject teachers can continue with their current schedule models
- there are opportunities for team-teaching
- students can come together each day to do “Core Learning”. Core learning is:
- the Number Curriculum (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ratio & proportion)
- reading for enjoyment and for information